Days and Years

List of important National and International Days and Months 


Month Date Observed As
January 9-Jan NRI Day
10-Jan World Laughter Day
12-Jan National Youth Day
15-Jan Army Day
25-Jan National Tourism Day
26-Jan India’s Republic Day, International Customs Day
30-Jan Martyrs’ Day; World Leprosy Eradication Day
February February 2nd Sunday World Marriage Day
4-Feb World Cancer Day
13-Feb World Radio day
24-Feb Central Excise Day
28-Feb National Science Day
March March 2nd Monday Commonwealth Day
March 2nd Thursday World Kidney Day
8-Mar International Women’s Day
March 2nd Thursday World Kidney Day
15-Mar World Consumer Rights Day
16-Mar National Vaccination Day
18-Mar Ordnance Factories Day (India)
20-Mar World Sparrow Day
21-Mar World Forestry Day
21-Mar International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22-Mar World Water Day
23-Mar World Meteorological Day/ World Earth Day
24-Mar World TB Day
April 2-Apr World Autism Awareness Day
5-Apr International Day for Mine Awareness; National Maritime Day
7-Apr World Health Day
17-Apr World Haemophilia Day
18-Apr World Heritage Day
21-Apr Secretaries’ Day
21-Apr National Civil Services Day
22-Apr Earth Day
23-Apr World Book and Copyright Day
25-April World Malaria Day
26-Apr World Intellectual Property Day
May 1-May Workers’ Day (International Labour Day)
May 1st Tuesday World Asthma Day
3-May Press Freedom Day; World Asthma Day
May, 2nd Sunday Mother’s Day
4-May Coal Miners’ Day
8-May World Red Cross Day
9-May World Thalassaemia Day
11-May National Technology Day
12-May World Hypertension Day; International Nurses Day
15-May International Day of the Family
17-May World Telecommunication Day
24-May Commonwealth Day
31-May Anti-tobacco Day
June 4-Jun International Day of Innocent Children, Victims of Aggression
5-Jun World Environment Day
June, 3rd Sunday Father’s Day
14-Jun World Blood Donor Day
26-Jun International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
July 1-Jul Doctor’s Day
6-Jul World Zoonoses Day
11-Jul World Population Day
August August 1st Sunday International Friendship Day
3-Aug International Friendship Day
6-Aug Hiroshima Day
8-Aug World Senior Citizen’s Day
9-Aug Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day
15-Aug Indian Independence Day
18-Aug Intl. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
19-Aug Photography Day
29-Aug National Sports Day
September 2-Sep Coconut Day
5-Sep Teachers’ Day
8-Sep International Literacy Day (UNESCO)
15-Sep Engineers’ Day
16-Sep World Ozone Day
21-Sep Alzheimer’s Day; Day for Peace & Non- violence (UN)
22-Sep Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
26-Sep Day of the Deaf
27-Sep World Tourism Day
October 1-Oct International Day for the Elderly
2-Oct Gandhi Jayanthi; International Day of Non-Violence
3-Oct World Habitat Day
4-Oct World Animal Welfare Day
8-Oct Indian Air Force Day
9-Oct World Post Office Day
10-Oct National Post Day
October, 2nd Thursday World Sight Day
13-Oct UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
15-Oct World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)
16-Oct World Food Day
24-Oct UN Day; World Development Information Day
30-Oct World Thrift Day
November 9-Nov Legal Services Day
14-Nov Children’s Day; Diabetes Day
17-Nov National Epilepsy Day
19-Nov Citizens’ Day
20-Nov Africa Industrialization Day
29-Nov International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
December 1-Dec World AIDS Day
3-Dec World Day of the Handicapped
4-Dec Indian Navy Day
7-Dec Armed Forces Flag Day
10-Dec Human Rights Day; Intl. Children’s Day of Broadcasting
18-Dec Minorities Rights Day (India)
22- Dec National Mathematics Day
23-Dec Kisan Divas (Farmer’s Day) (India)
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